The usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people.
The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English.
He has a strong German accent.+ More
An expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up.
Hock, Pawn, Soak - leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather`s gold watch".
Magpie, Pack Rat, Scavenger - someone who collects things that have been discarded by others.
Inoculator, Vaccinator - a medical practitioner who inoculates people against diseases.
Whistle - give a signal by whistling; "She whistled for her maid".
Whistle - a small wind instrument that produces a whistling sound by blowing into it; "Why did you whistle?".
Court, Romance, Solicit, Woo - make amorous advances towards; "Azeem is courting Sara".
Embrace, Embracement, Embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection).
Choke, Scrag - wring the neck of; "Rascal, i will choke you out".